Award winning cult comedy favourite Paul Foot takes his new show Swan Power to the West End Centre in Aldershot on November 3 at 8pm.
Paul opens his beak and explores topics including a potential solution to the problem of online trolling, the massively underwhelming sex drive of pandas, Eamonn Holmes, an unwarranted attack on the RNLI and a severely abridged re-enactment of the 1997 film Titanic.
Swan Power is deliberately difficult to describe. One moment Paul is wearing the clothes of a conventional stand-up speaking about issues of the day; the next, he is immersing himself in the utterly irrelevant.
If the show does have a theme, it is one of how and why dark humour works. Yet, in quintessential Paul Foot style, the delivery is so silly and joyous that even the darkness seems light.
Paul said: “As a performer, some of the pieces of humour in the show are quite distressing to say. There’s a bit where someone’s grandad hangs himself on Christmas Day, and yet every night the audience are laughing. I, for one, am appalled, especially as I thought of it.”
For those confirmed connoisseurs of Paul’s humour, Swan Power is a must. For those who have not seen him for a few years, they would be urged to look again.
Paul has appeared on television shows including 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Would I Lie To You? and Never Mind The Buzzcocks.
In 2019 he made a triumphant debut at Glastonbury and played the comedy tents of many of the most prestigious summer festivals.
He has been nominated twice for Best Show at The Melbourne International Comedy Festival, has been voted Best International Act at the Sydney and Perth comedy festivals, and has performed at the Just For Laughs Montreal Festival.